Sunday, May 11, 2008

Gode Cookery

“A compilation of medieval recipes from authentic sources adapted for the 21st century kitchen, along with diverse facts on food & feasting in the Middle Ages & Renaissance and other historical culinary items.”

Gode Cookery is run by James L. Matterer, a long-time enthusiast who has written a cookbook, runs a catering business called Gode Cookery, and taught a medieval cooking workshop at Penn State all recreating recipes found in medieval manuscripts. He uses transcriptions of medieval manuscripts and then translates them to a form usable in a modern kitchen.

Very knowledgeable of his sources, Matterer also must interpret the manuscripts he uses--our measurements, appliances, and supplies are all quite different from those available in a medieval kitchen!

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